S.3119 - USDA National Appeals Division Act of 1992102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Conrad, Kent [D-ND] (Introduced 07/31/1992)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/30/1992 Subcommittee on Agricultural Credit. Hearings concluded. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 102-944. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3119 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/31/1992)
USDA National Appeals Division Act of 1992 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) to establish and maintain an independent National Appeals Division within the Office of the Secretary to hear appeals of adverse decisions made by certain agencies within the Department of Agriculture.
Requires the Secretary to develop a subject-matter index of all significant final determinations and make such index available to the public.
Requires the Secretary to provide an appellant with notice and opportunity for hearing.
Sets forth administrative appeal provisions regarding: (1) informal hearings and appealable decisions; (2) access to materials; (3) hearings; (4) administrative appeal review; (5) judicial review; (6) implementation of final determinations; (7) employee evaluation; and (8) prohibition of adverse action during a pending appeal.
Amends the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987 to increase the Federal assistance ceiling for State agricultural loan mediation programs.